Re: [dev] [announce] ff2sixel: view farbfeld images in terminal

From: hiro <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:10:07 +0100

why would one want to view images in st, can't your shell start other
graphical programs for that? is st becoming a new kind of web browser
now? and why don't you open remote images using a remote file system
instead of fucking around with remote shells and then trying to
display them in a local terminal?!

i mean even loonix can do this already. sshfs, qiv (or other proper
graphical application of your choice). you even have a window manager
in your same old project here, why not open some windows already?

On 3/20/17, Laslo Hunhold <> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:57:20 +0300
> Alexander Krotov <> wrote:
> Hey Alexander,
>> I have crafted a program to convert farbfeld images to sixels:
> this is very cool! Sixels are definitely an interesting concept to view
> images over an SSH-connection.
>> Too bad st does not have a patch to display sixels, so I am going
>> to use mlterm when I need to browse images. One simple way to
>> implement it in st is to cut out sixel images, convert them back
>> to farbfeld (with separate process) and pass result to lel. Not
>> going to do it now, just an idea.
> There were discussions on sixel support in st, and I think even some
> code written for it. Can anybody give a status update on that one?
> With best regards
> Laslo
> --
> Laslo Hunhold <>
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